Applications for The Kassandra Lauren Gordon Fund, to provide financial support to black jewellers will open tomorrow (28 July).
The news comes as The Goldsmiths’ Company announced its collaboration with Gordon,, who wrote an open letter to the jewellery industry highlighting how current practices and systems limit accessibility and entry into the trade for black people.
The letter also included a five-point plan to help increase the visibility of black jewellers in the industry and amplify their voices.
The application for the fund will open at 10am on Tuesday 28 July and the link will not go live before then. The application window will close on Thursday 30 July at 5pm or once it has reached capacity.
The company said: “Applicants must identify as black, be living and working in the UK and can demonstrate the difference a grant would make to their practice or business. The application window for the Fund will close once it has reached capacity.”